Assalumu Alaikum Mufti,
I would like to find out if in vitro fertilization is allowed in Islam.
Wa Alaikum Assalaam,
الجواب و بالله التوفيق
In vitro fertilization would be allowed in a case of dire necessity when it becomes the last resort for a couple. This allowance will be given when the following conditions are present:
- The sperm must be from the husband and the egg to be fertilized must be from his wife.
A woman’s egg cannot be mixed with the sperm of any man except her husband, and a man’s sperm cannot be mixed with the egg of any woman except his wife.
- After the egg is fertilised with the husband’s sperm, it must be implanted only in the wife’s uterus. This cannot be implanted in the uterus of any other woman.
And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.